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Here we go!!!

We’re loading up…and we are OFF! Next time you hear from me…we’ll be in ETHIOPIA! Please, please keep us in your prayers as we travel—you all KNOW how MUCH I hate to fly! Please pray for safe travels and a calm spirit. I’m just not a good flyer;)

Praise the LORD the day is here!!! I ran by TJMaxx real quick b/c of course my diaper bag malfunctioned at the last minute. Zipper broke…and even hot glue wouldn’t fix it…because YOU know I tried;). No worries—I found a cute one for just $24 and it’s goldish and stylin;). THEN–I got in the van with my precious little ones. Turned the key and the song “Savior, You can move the mountains…” was playing. THIS was the song that brought my heart rest when we got Isaac’s referral! The odds were against this boy—but the Savior MOVED MOUNTAINS! And NOW we are on our way to bring him home!!! He is our son…and I can’t believe in just a couple of days–1.8 to be exact…he will finally be in my arms.

Thank you for praying. When you wake up in the States on Sunday morning…a little boy and his momma will finally be together. Thank you for riding this road with me…for all of your love and constant encouragement. I love you all to pieces and can’t wait to share my son and our new sweet family with all of my faithful friends and prayer warriors. Here. We. Go!!! (tears!)

Elle J - June 25, 2010 - 12:35 pm

CHILLS and eyes filling with tears … speechless. God Bless you and your travels, your mom and sister, your husband and children. Go Get ISAAC, ANDREA!!! =)

Kristin - June 25, 2010 - 12:38 pm

Wow! Just awesome. Praying for you!

Jenny - June 25, 2010 - 1:11 pm

the day is here, the time is HERE! i’m so excited and cannot wait to hear that you are IN ETHIOPIA!

Gini - June 25, 2010 - 1:22 pm

Happy tears, too! Praying for your flights (REALLY don’t like flying either).
~Gini 🙂

Rebecca Harley - June 25, 2010 - 2:09 pm

I have been thinking and praying for you all day – and of course tearing up too! Praying for peace with flying and just pure joy as you meet your Isaac! Love you

Lauren - June 25, 2010 - 2:17 pm

Praying my heart out Andrea!!!! 🙂

April - June 25, 2010 - 2:55 pm

we are praying! Jacob remembered that today is the day & was so excited that you will be meeting your little man. Can’t wait to see a pic of you with him in your arms:)

Alex & Michael - June 25, 2010 - 3:02 pm

I remember taking care of Parker & Laney and hearing God preparing for your heart for this child.. and here you are- almost about to hold him! Praying and excited for you guys!

Christina - June 25, 2010 - 4:03 pm

Praying for you, sweet friend!

Heidi - June 25, 2010 - 4:28 pm

I just can’t wait to see him in your arms!!! We are praying for you!

Jennifer - June 25, 2010 - 4:43 pm

Praying for you and oh so excited!

Rory - June 25, 2010 - 5:40 pm

Just wanted to let you know I have been lifting you up in prayer several times today already. I too have a huge struggle with flying (understatement) and I am praying for you as though I were the one flying…that it will be the most enjoyable flight you’ve ever experienced, that your heart would feel so at peace it would not be a breeze, that it would actually be really FUN, that the enemy would not be able to use turbulence as a weapon of warfare to worry you or wear you down, that you would sense angels and know that you are more than a conqueror…and so much more. I pray these next hours will literally “fly” by.:) And though we’ve never met in person, I am so blessed to have come across your blog. I was blown away that you sent my family a cupcake thank you with Isaac’s picture on it. I felt so included, so loved, and it brought me to tears. Gotta love the body of Christ. If you’re ever in Portland, Oregon you’ve gotta swing by for a cup of coffee.:)

Can’t wait to hear how the trip goes. I have a feeling it’s going to be pretty amazing.:)

Rory - June 25, 2010 - 5:41 pm

BTW–I meant that it WOULD be a breeze…sheesh.:)

Alison - June 25, 2010 - 6:38 pm

Oh, Andrea…I am squealing with joy here in Mississippi!! I am just so, so, so excited for ya’ll! And for Issac!! I cannot wait to hear all about him and see pictures! Will be praying!!

Sara - June 25, 2010 - 9:51 pm

WHOO HOO!!! So excited for you!

Angela - June 25, 2010 - 10:24 pm

Oh my goodness…I’m so excited that you are going to get your sweet baby boy! I’ll be praying!

Rebekah - June 25, 2010 - 10:27 pm

So excited for you as you grow your family! Will be praying for you as you travel and get meet your sweet little Isaac! Will also be praying for Mr. Mom and the other precious babes at home! God bless you and your beautiful family!

Megan - June 25, 2010 - 10:32 pm

Chills. Tears. Overflowing with excitment for you!

Tiffany - June 25, 2010 - 10:39 pm

So exciting! I totally get the flying thing. I am a terrible flyer…to get on that airplane and travel so far away from my kids here…it was so difficult. God met us though and He will meet you too. I will pray for all of you this weekend…have loved following your blog and getting updates here and there through your sister. Go get your baby!

Kristy Filbrun - June 26, 2010 - 10:33 am

May God give you traveling safety! Looking forward to hearing all about it and I haft to say I am a little jealous 🙂 God bless you!

Kittye Kelley - June 26, 2010 - 3:10 pm

We feel like we are there with you. It’s surreal, isn’t it? Praying for you and waiting to see pictures. 🙂

The Kelleys

natali - June 26, 2010 - 4:06 pm